Fishermen’s Tales

We had a wonderful response to our storyboard competition Fishermen’s Tales // Straeon y Pysgotwyr which we ran to coincide with Carmarthen’s Welsh Week. As part of Welsh Week and Welsh Year of the Sea there is a coracle trail in Carmarthen with coracles in several locations throughout the town including Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Carmarthen Library, Carmarthen Indoor Market, Celtic Hearing and Steamin’Mugs.

Our competition was open to all ages and abilities and we had over 30 entries which are now on display on our facebook page. We asked people for their Big Fish stories, imaginary adventures in coracles and the entries certainly showed lots and lots of imagination!

There were sea monsters from runners up Nora Whitehead and Kwaku from Richmond Park School. We had some lovely mermaid tales from runners up Hannah Marie John and Nia Palmer, Nia’s tale was very topical – a girl in a coracle cleaning plastic out of the ocean for the mermaid to swim in a clean sea. We had a beautiful simple story of a girl catching a fish for her Nana from runner up Beti Whitehead. And an amazing tale of dystopian time travel from a very talented older runner up Alexander Fox-Robinson.

Our winner Hannah Edwards told a very simple story in beautiful pictures with no words of a dolphin rescuing a girl who falls out of her coracle. Hannah will receive a £10 gift voucher and book kindly donated by the Carmarthen Coracle and Netsmen’s Association and an Oriel Myrddin Gallery goody bag.

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